podcasts

Audio Up will turn classic Stephen King story into a dark, scripted podcast

Audio Up will turn classic Stephen King story into a dark, scripted podcast

Stephen King fans can rejoice: Audio Up has teamed with iHeartMedia to turn one of the author's older, lesser-known stories into a limited scripted podcast series. The audio show will include multiple voice actors, making it more of an audio dramatization than the kind of production one typically thinks of as a podcast.

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Pocket Casts acquired by WordPress owner Automattic: What will change?

Pocket Casts acquired by WordPress owner Automattic: What will change?

The people that own WordPress just acquired Pocket Casts. In a world where popular, widely used, and excellent apps and companies are acquired and destroyed all the time, this acquisition actually seems like a best-case scenario. Given the relatively reasonable and decidedly non-destructive nature of the company since inception, it seems likely Automattic won't take a knife to Pocket Casts in any major way after acquisition is complete.

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Clubhouse will be hosting exclusive TED chats

Clubhouse will be hosting exclusive TED chats

The past year and a half have seen many in-person events canceled, postponed, or moved online. Some organizations have even found themselves expanding to new venues and media. TED, famed for its inspiring and mind-opening talks, has long provided videos of those conferences across the world. Earlier this year, it embarked on a new audio-only format and is now partnering with the hottest audio-only social network to bring TED to Clubhouse chats.

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Facebook users will soon be able to directly stream podcast episodes

Facebook users will soon be able to directly stream podcast episodes

Facebook has alerted podcast creators to an upcoming feature that will enable them to directly and automatically share their new podcast episodes on their Facebook Page. Users will be able to stream the content directly on Facebook, according to the company, and newly added episodes will show up in followers' news feeds.

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Apple Podcasts Subscriptions launch: Here’s the deal

Apple Podcasts Subscriptions launch: Here’s the deal

Apple Podcasts Subscriptions has gone live, offering listeners a way to subscribe to either individual shows or groups of shows, to avoid ads and potentially grab other perks. The service had been intended to launch in May, but Apple pushed it back at the last moment.

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Apple Podcasts Subscriptions delayed with app enhancements inbound

Apple Podcasts Subscriptions delayed with app enhancements inbound

In late April, Apple announced that it would launch a paid subscriptions feature for its Apple Podcasts platform. Called Apple Podcasts Subscriptions, this feature will give creators the ability to offer their listeners premium content through the platform. Apple originally planned to launch the subscriptions this month, but recently sent out an email revealing that the launch has been pushed to June.

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Headspace is bringing meditation and sleep exclusives to Apple Podcasts

Headspace is bringing meditation and sleep exclusives to Apple Podcasts

Headspace, the company behind the popular meditation app, has launched a new channel that brings exclusive meditation content and a sleep subscription to Apple Podcasts. The new Headspace Channel is made available for free to the company's Apple subscribers, though you'll have to pay a bit extra to access the sleep content.

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Spotify is adding a podcast transcription tool, but it’ll be limited at first

Spotify is adding a podcast transcription tool, but it’ll be limited at first

Spotify has announced some new and updated accessibility features that help users navigate the app and enjoy the content. The most notable of the features, which is scheduled to arrive in 'coming weeks,' is an automatic podcast transcription tool that lets users read podcast episodes with or without audio playback.

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iPhone Podcasts app fix in the mix with iOS 14.6 Beta

iPhone Podcasts app fix in the mix with iOS 14.6 Beta

If you're looking for a fix for your recently mixed-up Podcasts app on your iPhone, you're in luck. In the third Beta release for the software iOS 14.6, a set of features were modified for the Podcasts app. This update adds an option to "remove downloads" and brings the "Mark All As Played" option back to the app.

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Spotify update changes the way you’ll share podcasts

Spotify update changes the way you’ll share podcasts

Spotify is getting a new update today that serves up some intriguing features for those who use the platform to listen to podcasts or create Canvas videos to share on social media. You'll now be able to share timestamped podcasts, which allows your friends to begin listening precisely when you want them to. Spotify is also expanding the platforms supported by Canvas, spreading beyond just Instagram.

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Apple Podcasts app is kind of broken, it’s not just you

Apple Podcasts app is kind of broken, it’s not just you

After the update to iOS 14.5, along with app updates for several apps, the Podcasts app seems to have taken a turn for the worse. Not for all, but certainly for some, the newest update to the Apple Podcasts app has hit a bit of a log jam. One of the reasons for bad reactions people are having to the latest Apple Podcasts app is a the switch Apple's made to handling individual podcast episodes. The old library is effectively gone.

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Spotify is adding podcast subscriptions: What that means for listeners

Spotify is adding podcast subscriptions: What that means for listeners

Spotify has built itself up as a substantial podcast platform and now is back with the latest evolution in this effort: paid podcast subscriptions. The company announced the new platform today, stating that podcast creators can now roll out premium paid content (in the US, at least) for listeners who want to financially support their favorite shows.

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